flourish 23 to 27 February 2017 Munich Lindy Hoppers

Contests

Your cheer determines the winner!

We will stage our open Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Shag, Charleston, Solo Dance / Authentic Jazz and Slow Dance competitions at Rock That Swing in the true spirit of the Savoy Ballroom of the 1930s, where the dancers enjoyed showing off their hottest new dance steps in weekly contests. The competitors will strive to impress you aiming for the loudest cheers in order to win the battle for the greatest honours and best prizes.

Anybody who attends an evening and likes to compete can take part in the open RTSF contests. Each participant needs to register individually through our online order system. If a contest is not full you can register at the daytime Check-In or at the contest desk at the night venues. The registration fee is 10 Euro per person and per contest. You will receive your number at the evening of your contest. To issue your number a deposit of 5 Euro will be charged.

Prelims will be held just before the Finals if there is not a specific prelims round in the time schedule of the evening.

If we do not receive enough sign ups for some contests until January 15th 2016, the respective contests will be cancelled.

Friday

Fast Feet Jack’n’Jill Lindy Hop & Boogie Woogie
Hep Cats Night

The Fast Feet Jack’n’Jill contest is a very special competition. In each round the contestants will dance with various randomly assigned partners as in regular Jack’n’Jill style. Additionally the music will speed up. The finals will be danced according to the principle of the “Weakest Link.” This means that the judges will take out the weakest couple each round, new partners will be assigned, until three couples are left. The audience will choose about the winners with their applause. The Boogie Woogie contest will be danced to 50s and the Lindy Hop contest to 40s music.

Solo Dance / Authentic Jazz Battle
After Hours

Depending on the number of participants there will be spotlights of 30 seconds up to 1 minute for each dancer.

Saturday

Lindy Hop Cup
Rock That Swing Ball

If there is a prelim round it will run in all-skate format. The final round will run in jam format. The couples will have spotlights of 12 or 16 eights and try to outdo each other.

Shag Battle
Rock That Swing Ball

Prelims will run in all-skate format. The finals will run in jam format. The couples will have spotlights of 12 or 16 eights and try to outdo each other.

Blues / Slow Dance Couples Contest
After Hours

Prelims will run in all-skate format. The finals will run in jam format. The couples will have spotlights of 12 or 16 eights and try to outdo each other.

Sunday

Boogie Woogie Cup
Jambooree Ball

If there is a prelim round it will run in all-skate format. The final round will run in jam format. The couples will have spotlights of 12 or 16 eights and try to outdo each other.

Solo Charleston Challengebr
Jambooree Ball

Depending on the number of participants there will be spotlights of 30 seconds up to 1 minute for each dancer.

Swing Out Contest
After Hours

This will be an absolutely crazy contest. You are only allowed to dance Swing Outs. Judges will tab out conestants that can't keep up with the music. Music might go faster. Depending on the number of participants there might be a prelim.

Balboa Fast Feet
After Hours

This is a tab out contest. Music will get faster every song. Judges will tab out couples that can't keep up with the beat. How far can you make it?

Monday

Jack’n’Jill Lindy Hop Contest
In The Mood

In the all-skate prelims each contestant dances with various partners. Leaders and followers will be judged separately. Spotlight rounds of 12 or 16 eights will be danced in the finals.

Prizes

The contestants await free entrance for major dance venues around the World, Bleyer shoes and other prizes. We thank all event organizers and companies for their donations. If there are more main prizes for a contest the winning couples can select in the order of their placements.